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 11. PROJECT:Buffalo Valley Water Supply
LEVEL:New Application
SPONSOR:Buffalo Valley Estates Homeowners
LOCATION:Teton County
PROGRAM:New Development

Buffalo Valley Estates was approved in 1976. The developer put in a well, a 6,000 gallon metal storage tank and a 2" galvanized pipeline system. All the lots were sold and the developer left. Presently 19 of the 28 lots have homes on them. In 1976, the original well was drilled and the system was constructed with 2" galvanized pipe. The original well could not keep up with the demand and the 2" line started leaking. Therefore, a second well was drilled in 1988, on forest service land, and 50% of the 2" galvanized line was replaced with 4" plastic pipe. In 1994, 600 additional feet of 2" line was replaced with 4" line. It is the feeling of the lot owners that a third well needs to be drilled, the original 6,000 gallon storage tank needs to be enlarged and the remainder of the original 2" galvanized pipeline should be replaced. They also seem to have some electrical problems associated with this system.

The Level I study will inventory the existing system, evaluate water supply needs, and evaluate water supply alternatives for the water users in the Buffalo Valley area. Preliminary plans and cost estimates will be developed for the preferred alternative.

The WWDC recommends the project be incorporated into the New Development Program at Level I status with an appropriation of $30,000.

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